Socialist Review

Socialist Review was the official magazine of the Socialist Party of America in the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out as American Socialist Quarterly the name changed to Socialist Review in September 1937. Even with the name “Quarterly” in it’s title, the magazine was monthly starting from Volume 5, No. 1 in March of 1936. The journal reflected the dominant “Militant” tendency that was composed of of the ‘center’ leadership of the SPA whose main leader was Norman Thomas, though he was not formally part of this caucus in the Party. There was both a growing left wing lead by the American supporters of the movement for the Fourth International lead by former CPUSA member James P. Cannon and grouped around the weekly periodical Socialist Appeal. There was also the right-wing tendency associated with the magazine New Leader inside the SPA.

We have only narrow listing of years for the magazine below, 1934 through most of 1937.


Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer, 1934

Leo Krzycki - On the Eve of the Convention
Maynard C. Krueger - Problems Facing the Party
Devere Allen - Fascism's Challenge and Socialism's Answer
Darlington Hoopes - Socialism and the Farmer
David P. Berenberg - Immediate Demands
Andrew J. Biemiller - Education and Propaganda
Arthur G. McDowell - Socialist Youth Movement
Haim Kantorovitch - Refreshing Voices from Germany

Vol. 3, No. 3, Autumn, 1934

Norman Thomas - The Campaign of 1934
Haim Kantorovitch - Notes of a Marxist
David Felix - A Basis for a Proposed Program of Revolutionary Socialism
James Oneal - On the Road to Power
David P. Berenberg - Socialism and War
Harry W. Laidler - The White Collar Worker

Vol. 4, No. 1, March, 1935.

Devere Allen - The Conquest of Democracy
Jack Altman - Socialists in the Trade Unions
Theodor Dan - Socialists and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Margaret I. Lamont - The Negro's Stake in Socialism
David P. Berenberg - "Pie in the Sky": Current Utopian Notions

Vol. 5, No. 1, March, 1936

Angelica Balabanoff - To the Austrian Victims of Fascism
Norman Thomas - Roosevelt Faces Re-election
Harold J. Laski - Socialists and the League of Nations
Harry W. Laidler - The Townsend Plan: A Critical Analysis
Gus Tyler - People's Government vs. Proletarian Dictatorship
Marx on the Principle of Utility (Translated by Sidney Hook)
Program of "Peoples Front"

Vol. 5, No. 2, April, 1936

Robert Delson - A New Flag for the Socialist Party
Harold Draper - The American Student Union Faces the Student Anti-War Strike
Jack Rubinstein - Aspects of Industrial Unionism
Marvin Halvorson - Agrarian Front
Jessie Wallace Hughan - A Preface to Discussion

Vol. 5, No. 3, May, 1936

David P. Berenberg - A Labor Party
Herbert Zam - War Policies, Sanctions, and Socialism
Haim Kantorovitch - Notes on the United Front Problem
Albert Sprague Coolidge - The Functions of the National Executive Committee
Albert Goldman - A Socialist Revolution in Constitutional Garments
Joseph P. Lash - Another View of the American Student Union

Vol. 5, No. 4, June, 1936

Max Delson - Issues Facing the Cleveland Convention
Murray Gross - Trade Union Policy and the Socialist Party
David Lasser - Socialists and the Unemployed
Edward Grove - The Hillquit Amendment Is Not Enough
Ernest Erber - Youth's Economic Problem
Frank N. Trager - Party Perspectives: Present and Future
Symposium on Important Socialist Problems - By outstanding members of the S. P.

Vol. 5, No. 5, July, 1936

        John L. Lewis - Why Labor Should Support Roosevelt
        Norman Thomas - Why Labor Should Support the Socialist Party
Haim Kantorovitch - The Left Wing at the Cleveland Convention
Marcel Fourrier - For a National Constituent Assembly in France
Herbert Zam - Resolution on War: "Fools Rush in ..."
Joel Seidman - Jurisdictional Disputes and Labor Boards
Draft Program of the Spanish Socialist Party

Vol. 5, No. 6, August, 1936

David P. Berenberg - Ferment in Politics
Gus Tyler - Two Conventions-With One Line (People's Party and Communist Party)
Devere Allen - World Labor's Peace Dilemma
Samuel Weiss - Statement on Palestine
Maxwell Harway - People's Front in Diapers
James Burnham - Socialists and the Coming War
Haim Kantorovitch - On Reading Trotsky's Book "The Third International After Lenin"

Vol. 5, No. 7, October, 1936

Anna Bercowitz - Haim Kantorovitch
Harry W. Leidler - Some Issues of the Presidential Campaign
Marjorie Kipp - Political Significance of Fund Raising
Gus Tyler - How Shall We Conduct Our Campaign
John Newton Thurber - People's Front Tried and Found Wanting, Spain 1936
Maurice Spector - The C.I.O. and the Socialists
Sidney Hook - The Scope of Marxian Theory
Benjamin Wolf - Consumers' Cooperation, a Neglected Socialist Weapon
Louis Boudin - The Constitution and the Supreme Court
Felix Morrow - For A Socialist Policy in Palestine
Joseph P. Lash - The Geneva Youth Congress
Book Reviews by James T. Farrell, David P. Berenberg, James Burnham

Vol. 5, No. 8, December, 1936

Norman Thomas - The Election of 1936 and the Prospects of a Farmer-Labor Party
Haim Kantorovitch - Some Notes on an All-Inclusive Party
Ernest Erber - Spain: New Outpost of World Revolution
Sam Baron - Blind Alley in Tampa: A. F. of L. Convention
David P. Berenberg - The Moscow Trial
Herbert Zam - A Labor Party and Socialism
David P. Berenberg - Haim Kantorovitch: A Tribute
Justus Ebert - The Farmer and Collectivization
Lew Scott - For a Socialist Policy in Palestine
Caroline F. Urie - Socialism and Pacifism
Sol Perrin - Who Is a Socialist
Book Reviews by Benjamin H. Wolf, Frank N. Trager

Vol. 5, No. 9, February, 1937

Frank N. Trager - Labor Perspectives for the Convention
Lillian Symes - The Socialist Party Faces the Future
Edward Grove - What Shall Socialists do About the Supreme Court?
Amicus Most - Men to Spain - The Eugene V. Debs Column
Devere Allen - Pacifism and Its Critics
G. D. H. Cole - The British Labour Movement Today
Gus Tyler - People's Front Prepares War
David P. Berenberg - Honeymoon
Harry W. Laidler - The Socialist Convention: An Opportunity and A Challenge
Brendan Sexton - Socialists in the Workers' Alliance
Robert Delson & Louis Mann - Some Problems of Party Organization

Vol. 6, No. 1, May, 1937

May Day Greetings to the Spanish Workers
Herbert Zam - May Day 1886 - 1937
Analyses of the Special Convention
        I. Samuel Romer and Hal Siegel - Advance In Chicago
        II. Max Shachtman - Towards a Revolutionary Socialist Party
        III. Gus Tyler - For A United Revolutionary Mass Party
David P. Berenberg - Five to Four
Anonymous - The Underground Movement in Germany

Vol. 6, No. 2, September, 1937

Norman Thomas - Socialism on the Defensive: Reflections on the Socialist Movement in Europe
Liston M. Oak - The Balance Sheet of the Spanish Revolution
Theodore Dan - Socialism and War: The Jacobin Tactic In Modern Times
Herbert Zam - No Compromise with Imperialism: An Answer to Theodore Dan
Discussion Articles by Harry W. Laidler, Max Shachtman, Gus Tyler, Max Delson, Herbert Zam

Vol. 6, No. 3, October-November, 1937

David P. Berenberg - The Roosevelt Honeymoon Is Over
Frank N. Trager - War or Peace for Labor
Al Hamilton - Socialist Youth Marches Forward
Clarence Senior - Mexico's Road to Social Revolution
Notes on International Events
Book Reviews


Last updated on 27 December 2022